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The Jacob Wolf Report is an inside look at the world of gaming and esports. From breaking news to in-depth features and investigations about the most important players in the space—Riot Games, Activision Blizzard and others—it’s a one-of-a-kind newsletter.

New stories released every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, but also as the news breaks. As you may have guessed, I’m Jacob Wolf and I’m the author of this thing. I’m also graciously edited by former Sports Illustrated and MLB editor Larry Burke.

I’m a 25-year-old, award-winning investigative journalist who has worked at ESPN, The Daily Dot and Dot Esports. I’m the 2018 Esports Awards Journalist of the Year and Forbes named me to its 2022 30-Under-30 Class in December 2021. Now the gloves are off and I’m working for you.

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Bringing unique investigative journalism to gaming. I’m no stranger to breaking some of the most important stories in gaming and esports. Over the past few years, I’ve reported on the inside workings of the Overwatch and Call of Duty leagues, bringing to light financial data that no one else has. I also covered the 2018 Madden Jacksonville shooting and one of its victims, Timothy “oLARRY” Anselimo, and co-wrote a longform investigation into Joshua Mullins, a now-convicted con artist who tried to scam people in esports out of $42 million. We’ll continue this kind of work on The Jacob Wolf Report.

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Jacob Wolf
Writer of The Jacob Wolf Report. Founder & Executive Producer of Overcome. Former Staff Writer at ESPN. 2018 Esports Awards Journalist of the Year & Forbes 30 Under 30 Gaming Class of 2022.
Larry Burke
JoeBlogs and The Long Game Editor, working with the legendary Joe Posnanski and the incomparable Molly Knight